Presents information about the police department and its services to citizens.
Run time 0:15:14Production Company Riviera ProductionsAudio/Visual sound, b&w
January 5, 2016
Redondo Beach A Typical Average City?
I was anticipating something more like Pratt Kansas.
Nice film expounding on what all a cop does. The birds tweeting incessantly in the background and the wild screeching of brakes every time these guys arrive at an incident is laughable. Very Hollywood!
This film should be required viewing for 6th graders in places like Ferguson, MO, or Baltimore, or other "BLM" locations. Cops are quite innocent, dontcha know?
I don't know if it's the uniforms but a couple of those cops were cuties.
Way above average film.
Victor Von Psychotron
August 25, 2015
The more things change...
…the more they stay the same. Police are still doing most of this today. One commenter is right in that local street departments are responsible for putting up road signs, but the signs are often put up as a result of traffic accident report data gathered by officers.
Many smaller departments still do "vacation house checks." The specialized units for troubled teens are now School Resource Officers. Foot patrols are also making a comeback.
It's too bad the old squad cars can't, because they're beautiful.
April 21, 2011
"the old familiar stock salesman"
Interesting, but totally generic, illustration of some parts of policing. We see the usual arrest of suspicious persons as well as things like traffic sign installation (Isn't that what Public Works does?) and raiding boiler rooms!
August 30, 2003
A sometimes funny, sometimes boring police farce...
This blatantly one-sided film is sometimes humourous but goes a bit too far trying to sell police as the honest, hard-working protectors of all, that we should trust and obey.
It's explained how police use modern science to help us, such as photography and two-way radio. A policeman is shown in firearms training which is plain comical. We then follow a rookie cop who just walks around helping people with directions, kids across the road, and generally helping people out as he travels around town.
Also if you are going on vacation, let the police know and they will check your house regularly, and if there is anything amiss they will call you straight away to notify that you are needed.
There's a few times when some smart stunt driving is used which makes things a bit more interesting.
Confusing is a part which states that finding deceased people behind the wheel is an everyday occurance. Why they both have to get in the car with him is another mystery.
Police frequently check playgrounds, making sure molesters don't harm children. I only spotted one policewoman, and she was behind a desk questioning a teen couple.
Overall, it's just not that interesting, but funny in the aspect that most of it is so far from the truth.